IT’S THIS MOMENT, OKAY? THIS MOMENT, RIGHT HERE, WHEN HE REALIZES HE’S IN LOVE WITH HER. WHY? COS LOOK AT HOW VULNERABLE SHE IS. WHEN HE FIRST MET HER, SHE WAS UNSTOPPABLE. HE PROBABLY KNEW SHE COULD KICK HIS BUTT WITH HER MIND BECAUSE SHE’S THE DAMN AVATAR AND HAS A THOUSAND LIVES TO BACK HER UP BUT DAMN IT HE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER ANYWAYS BECAUSE SHE’S MORE STUBBORN THAN HE IS BUT SHE’S STILL HUMAN AND HAD TO GO AND FALL FOR A STUPID FIREBENDING BOY WHO KNOWS HE’S AN IDIOT BUT WITH HIS ONE LIFE HE CHOSE THE GIRL WHO WILL LIVE FOREVER AND THERE IS NO WAY TO END THIS SENTENCE BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH PASSION THEY HAVE FOR BEING GOOD AND LIFE OKAY? OKAY.
Hey, lets not forget that he cheated on Asami, then lied to her, got accusatory when Asami asked him about his kiss with Korra, pushed aside Tenzin and Lin to get to her when she returned from Tarrok’s trap, injured, just to insinuate himself onto her good side and was otherwise an opportunistic jerk who dumped Asami the moment she lost her money and latched himself onto Korra as the next best thing.
Lets not forget any of that, in a romance that’s written worse than the love subplot from Episode 2 of the Star Wars Prequals.
That’s right, I went there. The Korra/Mako love subplot was written worse than Padme/Anakin love subplot.